Yahoo Confirms Security Breach after User Credentials Surfaced on the Darknet

It’s now official, Yahoo was indeed hacked! The reports of possible security breach have been floating around since last month. The company has now officially announced that the platform suffered

The reports of a possible security breach have been floating around the internet for months now. A recent announcement by the company confirms these reports. According to Yahoo, the platform was hacked in late 2014, compromising over 500 million user accounts.

The hackers have reportedly stolen login credentials and personal information associated with these compromised accounts.  Yahoo believes that the hack was carrried out by a “state-sponsored actor”. Blaming the incident on a state-sponsored actor doesn’t come as a surprise as it has now become a standard response. Most of the recent hacking incidents, including the ones targetting DNC, WADA and now Yahoo are all attributed to state-sponsored actors, signifying the involvement of Russian Government.

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The initial signs of a potential security breach surfaced on the darknet few months ago. A hacker, going by the name “Peace_of_mind” a.k.a “Peace” was offering over 200 million Yahoo user credentials on the darknet for a price

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